Ganocephala

plural noun
Gan·o·ceph·a·la | \ˌganōˈsefələ\

Definition of Ganocephala 

in some classifications

: a group of labyrinthodonts including Archegosaurus and related genera having the head armored with bony plates

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Other Words from Ganocephala

ganocephalan \¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗lən \ adjective or noun
ganocephalous \-ləs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ganocephala

New Latin, from gano- (from Greek ganos brightness, joy) + -cephala; from the brightness of the bony plates; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice

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